Avast is one of the most famous Antivirus programs out there. Well-known for being a true guardian of your security on Windows machines. Each time a new version is released great new features are added to make the newest version of Avast the must have security option for your PC. This year is no exception. Avast Antivirus 2017 has 3 brand new features and several other improvements over last year’s version. Let us have a look at all of them now:
Three great new ways to take control
Avast 2017 includes, in every version (Free, Internet security, Premier and Pro), two brand new modes that’ll be useful on all PCs. Game Mode and Passive Mode. On top of these new modes there is also the new Behavior Shield.
Game Mode is the antivirus setting that every gamer needs. With Game Mode, Avast 2017 will ensure optimized performance whilst silencing all types of notifications during your gameplay.
As well as shielding you from system notifications (vital in online games) Game Mode will optimize your PCs performance by preventing other processes from beginning whilst you’re playing games. No resources will be diverted for running updates for example, they’ll be reserved exclusively for the game that you’re playing.
Activating Avast 2017 Game Mode is really simple. You can find a walkthrough tutorial here that’ll show you the easiest way to get it up and running.
Avast 2017’s other great new feature is the Passive Mode, which is perfect for anybody who is enthusiastic about their online security. Passive Mode is designed for use with another antivirus program. You can run Avast in Passive Mode whilst another program is running real-time protection. This leaves you with an enhanced security level without running the risk of a compatibility problem between the two antivirus programs.
Using Passive Mode is easy and intuitive but we’ve put together a tutorial, which you can find here, that’ll show you exactly how to do it.
Another very useful option has been added to Avast 2017, the Behavior Shield. What Behavior Shield does is monitor the other programs on your PC for any suspicious behavior.
Do you want more? Check out these improvements
Avast are always listening to their customers and year after year they add features and make improvements based on what they want. On top of everything mentioned above Avast 2017 includes security and usability improvements.
One such improvement is to CyberCapture, which prevents your PC from becoming infected with Malware. In Avast 2017 CyberCapture gathers data from over 400 million sensors worldwide and makes daily changes to ensure all threats are avoided.
Another huge improvement in Avast 2017 is the user interface. Although Avast has always been simple to use, some options have sometimes remained hidden or have been unclear. This problem has been solved and Avast 2017 has a clearer and more intuitive interface with configuration options always to hand.
What is included in each version?
Like every other year’s release Avast 2017 includes various plans to fit your specific needs. The free version will keep you protected from most threats and has all of the new features we’ve already mentioned but there are other extended versions available. You can check out what each version of Avast 2017 includes in the table below.
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Also, remember that to celebrate the launch of Avast 2017 we’re giving away a laptop worth $1,000. Click here for details on how to enter.